Friday, September 26, 2014
Property Of by Alice Hoffman
I received this book free to review from Netgalley. I chose it because I totally love Alice Hoffman's writing. I did not realize that this was her first book. For an author's first novel, it is good. It tells the story of a nameless girl who is in love with a gang leader and becomes his girlfriend. We are not told much about the girl - it seems that her life is only important in relation to McKay, the gang leader and perhaps that is why the author gave so little detail about the girl. The book began rather awkwardly and if I had not been reading to review and if the author had not been Alice Hoffman, I would have quit reading it rather quickly. I am glad, sort of, that I took the time to read it. We see some of Alice's lovely writing style when she talks about the magic necklace and in some parts of the book. The story is raw and gritty and the main character is not really likeable. It is an interesting story about gangs and drugs and the girls who get involved with them. I am glad, however, that I got it for free.